APsaA Welcomes New Members: November 2021

(November 11, 2021 New York, New York)

The American Psychoanalytic Association is pleased to welcome new members. You can see the list by clicking here.

APsaA Endorses Joint Statement Opposing Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History


(August 17, 2021)

The American Psychoanalytic Association, along with more nearly 150 other organizations, has signed on to a joint statement in regards to current efforts in state legislatures to restrict the teaching of racism in American History.

It states “firm opposition” to legislation, introduced in at least 20 states, that would restrict the discussion of “divisive concepts” in public education institutions. Features APsaA's COVID-19's Back-to-School Fears and Questions: Year Two Article

Back-to-School pandemic stress and uncertainty continues. (Photoy credit: Casezy/Getty Images via Canva)

(August 17, 2021)

In the newest Psychoanalysis Unplugged article on, APsaA COVID-19 Advisory Team's Dan Prezant, Ph.D. addresses the fears and frustrations of children and parents at the start of this new school year under the cloud of the ongoing and ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

110th Annual Meeting: Registration is OPEN

The 110th Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association will be held virtually September 17-19, 2021.

Registration is now open and you can register, view the prelimanary program and learn more by visiting

The program features three exciting plenary events, 16 smaller scientific sessions with audience interaction and also a live jazz performanance.

The September 17th Opening Plenary 1 "After the Plague" features:

APsaA Welcomes New Members

This spring, APsaA welcomed new members.

Please see the attached list which is current as of June 24, 2021

Thank you!

APsaA Mourns Lee Jaffe, Ph.D.

On June 20, 2021, psychoanalysis lost one of its finest people when Lee Jaffe, Ph.D. passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. His wife, Susan Jaffe said Lee died "peacefully." 

APsaA President Bill Glover said Lee "met his end with grace and fortitude," and that Lee's passing is "a big loss for APsaA, his family and for those of us who worked with him over the years in so many roles."

During Pandemic, Analysts Offer Hope to Colleagues

Gillian Isaacs Russell (left) and Gennifer Lane Briggs (right) receiving APsaA's Distinguished Service Award via Zoom

Throughout the pandemic, psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals faced enormous pressure but thanks to a peer support program spearheaded by two analysts, many found healing and hope.

Juneteenth and the APsaA Community

Dorothy Holmes, Ph.D. is Chair of APsaA's Holmes Commission on Racial Equality

Photo of Dorothy Evans Holmes, Ph.D., Chair of APsaA's Holmes Commission on Racial Equality

June 17, 2021

By Bill Glover, Ph.D., President, the American Psychoanalytic Association

Dr. Jay Kwawer Receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Jay Kwawer, Ph.D. APsaA Distinguished Service Award 2021


June 15, 2021 New York, NY

New Video Resource for Mental Health Professionals

The American Psychoanalytic Association's COVID-19 Advisory Team answers many important questions for psychoanalyists and others during these transitional times in a new APsaA Roundtable released this week.

The APsaA Roundtable: To Open or Not to Open? is featured on the APsaA YouTube Channel.

Five leading psychoanalysts and APsaA members shared their insights in this engaging format, answering the following questions that are top of mind as practioners make decisions about returning to in-person work.